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Watercolor Workshop: Chimney Rock and Box Canyon with Antonio Darden – G24060103

Jun 02 – 06 2024

“Most artists look for something fresh to paint; frankly I find that quite boring.
For me it is much more exciting to find fresh meaning in something familiar.”
Andrew Wyeth

If you have ever asked yourself: “How can I create a much more exciting painting than this photo”?, then you should consider this workshop. And if you are not sure how to answer it, OR you are not sure how to start, then this watercolor workshop is absolutely meant for you.

 We will not gather to duplicate or even replicate photos; our purpose is to research the landscape, use photos as a reference, and then paint our own masterpieces.  You’ll find excitement in Ghost Ranch scenery to paint, and then I will help you with notes and guidelines and help you understand how I approach a painting.~ Finding an image with a strong composition; foreground, middle ground, and background details are equally important. 

~ Preparing a value sketch, correct linear perspective, focal points

~ How to use color (the lightest lights, the darkest darks, and everything in between

~ Light and shadow

~ and so much more!

This workshop will not only include hands on painting, but daily demonstrations, class discussions, and one-on-one instruction.

I will provide reference photos of Chimney Rock and Box Canyon. Although I use a southwest palette, please know that you are welcome to work in your own.

Feel free to visit my website for ideas ( https://www.antoniodardenstudio.com/) and see what I paint.



  • Antonio Darden
    Antonio Darden

    Born 1965 and raised in Northern California. Antonio moved to Santa Fe New Mexico in 1995, where he began a newfound love for atmosphere, color and light. With no formal training, Antonio enrolled into Santa Fe Community College, completing the beginning art classes that were needed to enroll in and complete Color Theory and Advanced Color Theory and Design. As a
    successful hair colorist and hair color educator his knowledge of color has allowed him to travel to many places around the world and throughout the USA.
    Antonio is an avid plein air and Studio painter, building on the foundations of composition, value and local color and continuing to experiment and hone his personal style. Daily life drawing and plein air painting and studying from many renowned artists have elevated his technique in watercolor.
    Antonio currently lives in Santa Fe, NM with his Lhasa Apso, Cree. He works in his own private art studio/gallery.